|Wed May 18, 2011 5:27 pm Islamic Apartheid: Turkey
|Islamic Apartheid: Turkey
* Non-Muslims in Turkey as "foreigners" and as second class citizens
* Turkey's general apartheid against: Armenian, Kurds and Shiites.
* Islamic Turkish genocide and racist apartheid against Armenians
* Turkish Islamic Apartheid against the Greeks
* Turkish ethnic Apartheid against the Kurds
* Turkey's Anti Alevi apartheid
Non-Muslims in Turkey as "foreigners" and as second class citizens
In Turkey non Muslims are listed as Foreigners
State Supervisory Council lists minority foundations among "foreign legal entities" in report probing land purchases by foreigners. Lawyer Hatemi: "This is a disgrace, a Constitutional offence". Cano: "their executives are citizens of the Republic".
State Regards Own Citizens as "Foreigners"
BIA News Center
August 14, 2006
B?A (Ankara) - A recent report looking into the purchase of immovable property by foreigners in Turkey has drawn criticism to the State Supervisory Council for listing the country's minority foundations among foreign legal entities.
Minority law expert lawyers Kezban Hatemi and Murat Cano have said the Council's report is in breach of the Constitution while Prof.Dr. Baskin Oran, a lecturer at the Ankara University Political Sciences Faculty said any student who made a classification similar to the report would have repeatedly failed classes.
The State Supervisory Council (DDK/Devlet Denetleme Kurulu) is attached to the Office of the Presidency of the Republic and has some special power in every kind of state supervision.
Speaking to bianet on the DDK's Report Examining the Practices of Foreign National Real Persons and Commercial Companies of Corporate Nature Set Up in Foreign Countries Obtaining Immovable Property Inside The Borders of The Republic of Turkey, Hatemi described the classification in the text as "in only one word, a disgrace".
"A foreigner is a person who is not a citizen of the Republic of Turkey" Hatemi explained. "Foundations of congregations are foundations set up by people who are citizens of the Republic of Turkey coming together. This classification shows non-Muslim citizens of the Republic of Turkey as if they were foreigners".
She said the DDK, a constitutional supervisory institution established with the aim of performing and developing the regular and efficient functioning of the administration and its observance of law, needed first to supervise its own mentality in accordance with the Constitution.
"From the President to the individual, the Constitution is binding for everyone. The classification in this report is a constitutional offence. This mentality which defines those inside of it as foreigners is the obstacle in front of democracy" she said.
Adding, "The President should also condemn this. The minorities could use their right to petition and write to the President and condemn this".
Cano: State not based on religion or race
Lawyer Cano referred to the classification as "an illiterate exercise" stressing "The Constitution determines that the state is not founded on race or religion, that citizens are equal in rights and freedoms."
"Minority foundations are not foreign legal entities. Because they are institutions of the Republic of Turkey that are accepted as legal entities according to the laws of the Republic of Turkey. All of their executives are citizens of the Republic. Whatever rights and licenses the foundations set up by Turkish Republic citizen Muslims have, the minority foundations have the same rights and licenses".
Oran: Citizenship of Turkey important
Prof. Dr. Oran said the situation with regard to the report and its classification further showed how the concept of "being a citizen of Turkey" as they recommended in the Minority and Cultural Rights Working Group Report was important.
"Because, [the concept of] Turk signifies an ethnic group, not a nation. When this is the case we continuously come across things like this" he said.
"This way, the non-Muslims are formally being left out of the concept of citizenship. As Etyen Mahcupyan says, it leads not to being a non-Muslim but to being a non-citizen.
How Foundations became 'Foreign'
The Fourth Section of the DDK report titles "The Obtaining of Immovable Property in Turkey by Foreign Real Entities" lists among those entities those minority foundations formed in Turkey. A section of the report on corporate ownership also lists the foundations alongside companies of foreign capital or foreign companies.
The report describes "congregation foundations" as institutions set up by people of the same religion or race, aiming to serve their communities and allowed to obtain property in Turkey under permission of the General Directorate of Foundations to meet their requirements in religious, educational, social and cultural fields.
The report cites the foundations in Turkey as belonging to Turkish Orthodox, Greek, Armenian, Jewish, Bulgarian, Georgian, Assyrian, Maruni and Keldani people saying that as of December 31, 2004, they had a total of 161 congregation foundations in Turkey and that 159 of these had immovable property "in the borders of our country".
In an explanatory part of the DDK report, it is stated that the immovable property of congregation foundations in Turkey are divided into 5 groups based on the number of property and their size. According the property of Greek, Armenian, Jewish and Assyrian congregations are listed under their own names and individually while the Turkish Orthodox, Keldani, Maruni, Bulgarian and Georgian congregation properties are listed as "others".
The report says that 1.427 immovable properties with known surface areas belong to 142 congregation foundations in Turkey and these are 2.584.763 m2 in total. Of the 1.427; 650 belong to Greek foundations, 510 to Armenian, 122 to Assyrian, 113 to Jewish and 32 to the 'others'. (TK/II/YE)
Turkey - Non-Muslim Minorities
Non-Muslims remain to some extent second-class citizens,...
Middle Eastern affairs: Volume 8 Council for Middle Eastern Affairs (U.S.) - 1957 - Snippet view [Page 94]
Although the system encouraged many non-Muslims to embrace Islam, since one could leave his second-class status and join the ruling class merely by accepting Islam, it also tended to alienate the loyalties of the non-Muslims in the Islamic theocracies... The millet component of the Turkish psychology is largely responsible for the serious gap which exists between Muslims and non-Muslims in modern Turkey. Although Turkey is a secular state, for all practical purposes religion is still...
Turkey's apartheid against: Armenians, Kurds and Shiites
The Kurdish political struggles in Iran, Iraq, and Turkey: a critical analysis - A. Manafy - University Press of America, 2005 (ISBN 0761830030, 9780761830030) - 172 pages
The Kurdish deprivation of their own culture, language, and tradition is incompatible with democratic norms. It reflects an apartheid system that victimizes minorities like Armenians, Kurds, and Shij Muslems. The Turkish government systematically failed to learn from the historical evidence. Forced assimilation is not a solution for national solidarity, and the continued repression of the Kurds cannot indefinitely secure Turkish unity.
It is not a "mass line," but a feudal line devised by the Kurdish people's enemies to inhibit the Kurdish liberation ...villages do not have drinking piped water, roads, or electricity. Deprivation in southeast Turkey is the critical variable that triggered the PKK's armed struggle to liberate the Kurds from the discriminatory apartheid situation.
Islamic Turkish genocide and racist apartheid against Armenians
The Armenian genocide - Richard Diran Kloian - United Armenian Commemorative Committee, Armenian Assembly, Central California Region, 1981 - 304 pages - Page 285 The first genocide of the century was planned and perpetrated in the most atrocious way, because, we believe, the Young Turks were convinced that the Turkish race is the only one entitled to live on the land it occupies...
Portraits of human behavior and performance: the human factor in action - Page 80 - Senyo B-S. K. Adjibolosoo - University Press of America, 2001 - 449 pages Second, many social conflicts of the twentieth century have racial and ethnic undertones. For example, the Turkish government has yet to accept responsibility for the genocide committed against the Armenia people in 1915.
Turkey Attacks Israel
Does The Ottoman Empire Want to Lead the Caliphate?
by Phyllis Chesler
May 31, 2010
As a matter of historical fact, the Turks have a long and bloody history of cruelty and genocide. They colonized the entire Middle East, forced conversions or murdered those who resisted. Islamic gender and religious apartheid flourished.
Turkish Islamic Apartheid against Greeks
Op-Ed on “Turkey’s Aggression, War Crimes, Ethnic Cleansing and Apartheid Policy in Cyprus..."
Washington, DC—The following Op-Ed appeared in the National Herald, the Hellenic Voice, the Greek News and the Hellenic News of America.
End the illegal Turkish occupation
The 3Rs: 1 Remove all Turkish troops from Cyprus 2 Repatriate all colonists 3 Return all refugees to their homes without preconditions, restrictions or discrimination
In 1974 Turkey invaded Cyprus, illegally dividing the country and committing war crimes and mass human rights abuses. Hundreds of thousands of Greek Cypriots were ethnically cleansed by the Turkish army.
Turkey continues to violate international law and United Nations resolutions that demand the withdrawal of the Turkish army and the right to return for Greek Cypriot refugees.
We are protesting because Turkey still maintains its illegal apartheid regime that racially discrimates against Greek Cypriots by preventing them from returning to their homes and lands.
The Greek Cypriots are the legal owners of 82 percent of land in the occupied north and we want to return. We will never give up our properties to those who seek to profit from their theft and illegal purchase.
Is it right that Turkey, which aspires to join the European Union still maintains military occupation of one third of the Republic of Cyprus, a country which is a full member of the EU?
The human rights of the Cypriots must be restored, so that we may live in a truly reunited Cyprus with the full rights enjoyed by all other EU citizens.
While Turkey continues violating the human rights of EU citizens and destroying the European culture of occupied Cyprus, it is unacceptable that it is allowed to proceed with EU accession negotiations.
We call on your support to put pressure on EU governments to help end the illegal occupation of Cyprus and to end Turkish apartheid in Cyprus.
The 3Rs: 1 Removal of all Turkish troops from Cyprus 2 Repatriation of all colonists 3 Return of all refugees to their homes without preconditions, restrictions or discrimination
The Cyprus Problem Cyprus maintained that Turkey's policy was aimed at dividing Cyprus along racial lines. Subsequently, 200,000 Greek-Cypriot swere displaced. [...] In addition, in August and September 2001, the international community had a meeting for the World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance, declared its universal recognition of “the right of refugees to return voluntarily to their homes and properties in dignity and safety, and urge[d] all States to facilitate such return.”
Official report of debates: Part 4 - Page 743 Council of Europe. Parliamentary Assembly - 1990 - Preview A viable and just Cyprus settlement cannot be based on a situation of apartheid, under which Cypriots are forcibly segregated on the grounds that Muslims and Christians, people of Turkish origin and people of Greek origin, cannot live together. Such segregation not only contradicts fundamentally Turkey's own policy of integration with the European Community, but also constitutes a recipe for suspicion, resentment and conflict.
The Middle East, abstracts and index: Part 4 Library Information and Research Service - Northumberland Press, 2005 - Page 623 The plan would allow settlement of Greeks in the Turkish zone, but creates an apartheid system of careful quotas of Greek resettlement to maintain a Turkish Muslim majority in the north and links the desire of Greek Cypriots to Btum to their home with Turkey accession into EU: up to 18% of the population could be Greek under the plan.. ... Therefore it is no surprise either that the leaders in the Uthmani Khilafah like Sultan Abdul Hameed valued Islam,
Turkish human rights violations in Turkey and Cyprus (2007)
Ismail Cem, Turkey's Foreign Minister recently complained that the European Union had offered Turkey only a "third class ticket" on the train of accession to the European Union. Others would say that Turkey was extremely fortunate to have even been considered for membership given its appalling tradition of human rights abuses.
For the past two hundred years, Turkey has achieved what is undoubtedly one of the worst human rights records in the world. The Turks have ethnically cleansed or otherwise mistreated ethnic minorities within Turkey and the peoples of neighbouring countries.
These include the Armenians, Bulgarians, Cypriots, Greeks, Kurds, Romanians and the Serbs. Turkey has the unenviable record of having conducted the first genocide of the 20th century when from 1915 to 1918 one and a half million indigenous Armenians were annihilated.
Lately, the Turks have turned their attention to those of their own people who have the courage to speak out against human rights abuses in Turkey.
Killings, disappearances and torture of lawyers, journalists, trade unionists, intellectuals and others remain well documented and are frighteningly commonplace in modern day Turkey.
Amnesty international recently reported that Turkey is the 5th worst country in the world for torture in jails, whilst the US State Department reports that the human rights situation in Turkey continues to deteriorate despite the promises of the Turkish government. In its annual report to Congress on human rights the Clinton administration stated that Turkish security forces committed "serious human rights abuses" during 1997.
Today, Turkey wages a dirty war against the Kurds who are fighting for recognition of their identity, and the right to express their language and culture. Almost 30,000 Kurds, government forces and civilians have been sacrificed. Three million Kurds are now refugees, and 3,000 Kurdish villages have been razed to the ground by Turkish troops.
This policy of human rights violations and ethnic cleansing is just as evident in the occupied north of Cyprus.
Turkey invaded the Republic of Cyprus in 1974 under the most spurious circumstances, causing death, rape, torture and forced displacement of persons, acts which are well documented by the European Court of Human Rights.
Turkey has created an illegal apartheid regime in the occupied area forcibly separating the Greek Cypriots from the Turkish Cypriots, violating a fundamental tenet of the European Union - the principle of free movement.
The few remaining Greek Cypriots enclaved in the occupied north are subject to continuous attack, harassment and intimidation, relying on United Nations protection and hand-outs in order to survive. They are also denied the right to secondary education, in violation of international law and the UN Charter on Human Rights.
No one can treat the hapless Mr Cem or Turkey itself with any credibility for so long as Turkey persists with her atrocious tradition of human rights violations. Sadly history teaches us that Turkey's policy on human rights has not and is unlikely to change.
Lobby for Cyprus urges the European Union leaders not to pursue a policy of appeasement with Turkey.
Human rights violations in Turkey 1994 1995 1996 1997 (Jan-Nov) Assassinations 292 89 78 103 Civilians killed by military 458 230 119 133 Disappearances 328 220 194 62 Deaths in custody 298 122 190 97 Killed in clashes 5,000 3,894 2,859 2,323 Torture cases 1,000 1,412 348 343 Number arrested 14,473 14,473 20,434 24,999 Number imprisoned 1,209 2,101 2,071 1,197 Journalists arrested ? 461 421 284 Bombed villages 191 184 109 119 Villages burnt down/evacuated 1,500 243 63 15
Human rights violations by Turkey following its invasion of the Republic of Cyprus In 1974 200,000 Greek Cypriots were forcibly removed from their homes 6,000 civilians and non combatants were murdered or tortured to death 1,000 women and girls were raped 1,619 missing persons are still unaccounted for by Turkey. The Red Cross documented that many were sent as prisoners of war to Turkey 100,000 colonists were transplanted to the occupied area to alter the demographic composition of the island more than 40,000 Turkish Cypriots have fled the occupied area unable to coexist with the colonists over 800 churches have been looted, destroyed or turned into stables Turkey continues to ignore more than 90 United Nations and Security Council resolutions calling for the respect of human rights in Cyprus and the restoration of the sovereignty of the Republic of Cyprus.
New Statesman - The 'desecration' of Cyprus Posted by Brian Coleman - 22 October 2007 11:34
Brian Coleman on Northern Cyprus, the treatment of Orthodox churches and why the government promotes Turkish membership of the EU
The deaths of a couple of dozen Turkish troops in operations against the Kurds and the vote by the Turkish Parliament to in effect invade Northern Iraq to pursue operations against the Kurdish people has focused world attention on a conflict which the modern state of Turkey has pursued for many decades.
Last weekend I was in Cyprus (and yes my expenses were paid by my hosts) to attend events to continue to protest about the Turkish occupation of North Cyprus in particular the beautiful town of Morphu, twinned with my home Borough of Barnet.
Whereas over the last few years the legitimate Republic of Cyprus has made huge economic strides.
On the back of EU membership it operates as a mainstream European Country. The occupied north meanwhile continues to exist in a form of Asiatic poverty with an army of occupation of about 40,000 troops.
Most of the native Cypriots (both Greek and Turkish) have long since given up and abandoned the place to settlers flown in from Anatolia.
The desecration of Orthodox churches and the wholesale stripping and sale abroad of religious icons and archaeological treasures has to be seen to be believed and the ethnic cleansing carried out in the north of this magnificent island is as bad as anything experienced in the former Yugoslavia.
Yet as the new female Cypriot Foreign Minister Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis told me in rather a forceful manner - she has a touch of the Margaret Thatcher about her - there are thousands of Britons buying property illegally confiscated from Cypriots many of whom are my constituents in North London. In fact 95% of sales in the occupied area are to Brits.
Quite why anyone would buy property they have no legal entitlement to and which, when the eventual reunion of Cyprus comes, they may well lose with no compensation at all is beyond me. However the British Government sits back and does little to prevent these sales and the environmental damage to picturesque North Cyprus which the huge building boom is causing.
This last fortnight has also shown that Britain is not alone in playing softball with Turkey; the attitude of President Bush to Congress which was discussing the Armenian genocide was bizarre.
As the Armenian ambassador explained in his excellent piece on the New Statesman website last week, nobody with any common sense denies that the Armenian Genocide of 1915 onwards took place. Yet if the Germans can admit their guilt over the Nazi Holocaust why cannot the Turks do likewise?
The plucky little democratic country of Armenia still has to contend with a blockade by Turkey not to mention the aggression of its neighbour Azerbaijan whose idea of Democracy is to pass the presidency down from father to son.
So why this desire by Britain and the US to butter up Turkey? Gone is the Cold war threat from the Soviet Union and, with the election of President Gul, the Islamists are taking over Turkey anyway. Quite how the Turks imagine they can have any place in the EU whilst maintaining their belligerence on Cyprus, Armenia and towards the Kurds is beyond me.
Exactly why does the British Government continue to promote Turkey’s EU membership? Could it by any chance be to do with Labour’s need of the Muslim vote?
...Regarding the attack against Cyprus Indymedia by ...Jan 11, 2011 ... The editors of Cyprus Indymedia have been harassed the last years by the state ... a racist federal "solution" to the Cyprus problem, ... Grassroots student movements that oppose an Apartheid solution to the Cyprus problem ...
Zionism and anti-Zionism on the Web The Turks repressed the Kurds and the Armenians. Nobody said that Turkey is an apartheid racist colonialist warmonger state.
Turkish racist Apartheid against Kurds
THE APARTHEID NATION OF TURKEY The application of Kurdish politicians Aysel Tugluk and Ahmet T?rk to restore their status as members of parliament was dismissed. Both politicians were subjected to a five-year political ban after the ban of the pro-Kurdish Democratic Society Party in 2009. The Presidency of the Turkey Grand National Assembly (TBMM) rejected the applications of Kurdish politicians Ahmet T?rk and Aysel Tugluk related to restoring their status as members of parliament. Following amendments enforced after the referendum on the constitutional reform package in 2010, the Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) had applied to parliament for restoring T?rk's and Tugluk's status as MPs. Upon the TBMM's rejection of the application, lawyer ?zt?rk T?rkdogan brought the issue before the Constitutional Court on behalf of T?rk and Tugluk. On Thursday (17 March), the High Court dismissed the request "by majority vote".
The Kurdish conflict in Turkey: obstacles and chances for peace and democracy - Page 159 Ferhad Ibrahim, Gülistan Gürbey - Palgrave Macmillan, 2000 - 208 pages Norman Paech INTERNATIONAL LAW AND THE KURDISH STRUGGLE FOR FREEDOM Without a doubt, the fight of the Kurdish people for ... Fifteen years of fighting, resulting in thousands of casualties, still haven't made the Turkish government change its politics of discrimination, oppression and military force... This is similar to how the white Apartheid government took action against the members of the African National Congress (ANC) and even had Nelson Mandela brought to trial within the state judiciary system.
Turkey's Kurds: a theoretical analysis of the PKK and Abdullah Öcalan - Page 71 Ali Kemal Özcan - 2006 - 310 pages - Google eBook - Preview In explanation of the phenomenon, Besikçi makes a comparison between South Africa and Turkey: In South Africa, the Apartheid policy essentially tended to say 'You blacks do not resemble us, you are bad, and you therefore should not join ...But Turkey tells Kurds 'you are us, You should live with us as Turks, and you must resemble us'. This racism is much more destructive than the 'you do not resemble us, you then should live separately' type of racism.
The Kurdish question and international law: an analysis of the legal rights of the Kurdish people - Michael M. Gunter, Mohammed M. A. Ahmed, Ahmed Foundation for Kurdish Studies - 2000 - 111 pages - page 70 The Kurdish Question and International Law [...] The international community clearly accepted the apartheid regime in South Africa as "racist" for purposes of of application of the right to self-determination (and humanitarian law where there was armed resistance to that regime) but it is unclear how much less than apartheid would be viewed as sufficiently racist to invoke these rules. As will be seen, I am convinced that Turkey qualifies as a racist regime vis-a-vis the Kurdish people. H. Gros Espiell, op cit. at 11-13: "[N]o one can challenge the fact that . . . the principle of self-determination possesses the character of jus cogens." Gros Espiell also indicates numerous instances in United Nations human rights...
Sharpeville, Cizre and Pristina - CTheory.net by CT Sites - 1999 - Related articles Apr 12, 1999... action in the case of South Africa and the apartheid regime was dismantled ... "The Kurdish population of Turkey is in exactly the same ...
On the occasion of Peace March solidarity visit to Sheridan Circle AKIN 01/10/2001 00:00:00 The Statement of Kani Xulam on the 210th Day of the Cell of Atonement On the occasion of Peace March solidarity visit to Sheridan Circle [...] Our presence here predates September 11, 2001. Our vigil to atone for the political crimes of Turkey against the Kurds began on March 5. On that day, seven years ago, Leyla Zana and her parliamentarian colleagues were arrested and imprisoned for speaking up for Kurdish rights. They had engaged in hunger strikes, political sit-ins and demonstrations to end the Turkish version of the Apartheid. But the system did not want to change. Instead, it imprisoned them and has kept them in prison ever since.
The dark side of a yearly ritual
The Ottawa Citizen
Thu Feb 25 2010
Column: Leonard Stern
Beginning Monday, university campuses play host to an annual event known as Israeli Apartheid Week, where Israel is assigned the role of Jew among the nations — singled-out, cursed and harassed....
Saudi Arabia officially prohibits the practice of non-Muslim religions; Egypt has persecuted its minority Christians; Turkey and other Muslim countries make sure the Kurds remain stateless and dispossessed — and campus activists couldn’t care less. It’s Israel, and Israel alone, that consumes them...
The Problem with Playing Defense « Commentary Magazine Publicly demand reparations from Turkey for the costs of the operation, including the medical bills of the thugs and Jew-haters who have been given such lovely medical care in Israeli hospitals.
3. Demand a UN investigation of why Turkey is funding terrorist organizations that are involved in attacks on Israel.
4. Fund a Kurdish human-rights NGO in Israel — there are lots of Kurdish Jews who I’m sure would be happy to help — that raises awareness of the plight of Kurds in Turkey. (Short answer: they are treated horribly.) This organization must publicize the apartheid conditions of Kurdish life in Turkey and churn out op-eds, studies, videos, and press releases denouncing Turkey’s brutal and racist treatment of its own minorities.
5. Fund a Turkish-language documentary on the Armenian genocide, upload it to YouTube, and promote it heavily in Turkey. If Erdogan wants to call Israel a criminal and a murderer, there’s no reason why Israel shouldn’t return the favor on this most sensitive of issues.
In its Third Report on Turkey, the European Commission Against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) reported that in the case of Kurds, the freedoms of expression, assembly and association continue to be "severely curtailed, especially in practice" and that Kurds continue to be "subject to prejudice and stereotyping" (15 Feb. 2005, 22; see also Freedom House 2004). Similarly, Country Reports 2004 indicated that "Kurds who publicly or politically asserted their Kurdish identity or use[d] Kurdish in the public domain risked censure, harassment, or prosecution" (28 Feb. 2005, Sec. 5).
Turkish State’ racism and the Kurdish websites KurdishMedia.com - By Hadi Elis16/01/2007 00:00:00 Turkish brainwashing (non-) Education System teaches the pupils that "We are the Greatest Nation on Earth", " One Turk is worth more then the whole world", and many other racist lies. For almost a century Turkish State said there are no Kurds, Kurdish language, and Kurdish-land, Kurdistan; denied anything related to Kurds and Kurdistan. These lies are falsified everyday over the Internet where anything about Kurds and Kurdistan is well and alive. Sun Language Theory and Turkish History Thesis claims that the origin of civilization has begun with the Turks...
Turkish press on Cyprus Cyprus. Grapheion Demosion Plerophorion, Cyprus. Grapheio Typou kai Plerophorion - 1978 - Page 46 However, what does Ecevit have to say about racial attacks, genocides and the national oppression policy adopted against the Kurdish people in Turkey?
Official journal of the European Communities: Debates of the European Parliament: Issues 433-435 1993 - Snippet view Back in 1 99 1 , the short-sighted policies of our governments in the Gulf reopened the Kurdish question. ... And for these reasons, the tourist industry is a prime target of the regressive forces of fundamentalism, intellectual obscurantism, isolationism and religious and racial apartheid. Yesterday in Egypt, today in Turkey, and tomorrow...
Turkey's Anti Alevi apartheid
Alevi Apartheid in Turkey (Academic Research Results)
Today Vatan Daily one of the most popular newspapers of Turkey published a summary of an academic research about Alevi Apartheid.
Maras Alevi Massacre more than 8000 Alevi civillians killed by sunnis with the help of sunni state police and army!
Alevism is a religion and there are more than 25 million Alevi citizens living in Turkey. Alevis are tolerated, secularist, peaceful people. Turkey is modern because of Alevi people. The most famous Alevi is Ataturk! Alevis are living in many countries not only in Turkey. Most of the Alevis are Turk but there are also Kurdish, Zaza, Persian, Arabic Alevis.
Alevis are facing with discrimination in Turkey International media and Turkish media is still ignoring Alevis. This research results are shocking. I am not surprised because I am an Alevi and I am facing with these problems too.
Research was made by academician Aykan Erdemir and it took 18 months. Thousands of Alevi people took place in this research. Reserchers talk directly with 258 Alevi and also asked questions to 1672 Alevi online from different cities!
Turkey is managed by sunnis since 1950, now President, Prime minister, ministers are all sunni. There is not even 1 Alevi minister in the AKP government! But 35 to 40 percent of the population of Turkey is Alevi! Also there are no Alevi Governors, 81 of the 81 cities governors are all sunni too. The police force is nearly all sunni too! That means Alevis are not represented in the state and Alevis don't have the constitutional rights although the Turkish Constitution is clearly rejecting racism and apartheid!
In every part of the social life the doors are closed to the Alevi individuals. This is not declared openly but this rule is shaping the things as a hidden secret rule! Alevis are tolerated till they have success but if they became an academic rector or became a important high rank army officer sunnis are reacting! the researcher is a sunni but he also realize the ugly truth; if An Alevi is successful the sunni system is starting to oppress this person. You don't have to be an adult it starts in the primary school! If you are one of the best students in the school sunni teachers can give you some zeros without any reason! You can be the best student in that class but you are Alevi you should have low points because they don't want successful Alevis. This is happening even in the best schools of Turkey! Also the situation is same in the universities. If you are a state worker or officer or working for a private company you will also have problems because of being Alevi!
The sunnis will always give the jobs and positions to sunnis you can be the best engineer but you will be discriminated and a sunni will take your position. But if an Alevi decide for a job he/she will give the position to the one who deserves.
Also rich Alevis are attacked by the sunni state with every legal and illegal way. The sunni state don't want rich Alevis sunnis are taking our lands our companies by manipulating the laws and government power!
According to research Alevi Apartheid is rising and becoming more systematical day by day and this is the most strict and aggressive apartheid in Europe! The discrimination against Alevis is in every where state works or private works, education, employment, health, religion, during army duty. Alevi citizens are facing with different procedures because of their secularist peaceful religion and beliefs!
The different procedures against Alevis includes, hate speech, threatening, discrimination and even sometimes to death or torture!
Mr. Erdemir described this as ''The doors are all closed for every level of social life to Alevi people!'' Sadly he is right our struggle starts since child hood of course some Alevi babies are not lucky enough to survive during the sunni attacks. Many Alevi babies were massacred during Alevi Massacres by sunni civilians even some Alevi babies were tortured with their parents by sunni police!
The discrimination against Alevis includes apartments, cemeteries, accommodation sites and streets! In Turkey people are hiding their identities not to be targeted by sunnis! But that doesn't work for Alevis as hiding himself/herself is very hard mostly impossible for an Alevi. Alevis don't fast, don't pray namaz or go to mosque on friday, Alevis are very liberal Alevi women don't wear Turban or Burka or Niqap! Also the roots of Alevis are more clear due to the ottoman persecutions and Alevi Genocides! Alevi people lived as tribes to protect themselves so Alevi citizens are easy to track from their hometown or home villages.
The media is also controlled by sunnis. Alevis are good at science, art, literature, music most of the positive figures of Turkish history are Alevi people like Ataturk, Rumi, Asik Veysel, Yunus Emre. But no way if you are an Alevi you can not be a journalist, columnist and you can not write about Alevism in a newspaper. The media will only told what the sunni state want to be told about Alevis! Alevis are the owners of Turkish music and literature but there is not even 1 Alevi columnist in the Hurriyet Daily. You are an Alevi the more you make your job better the more sunnis will hate you! Things are different in Turkey!
The sunni state is building mosques in Alevi villages or Towns! Alevis pray in Cemevi (Alevi Worship House) so building a mosque to Alevi villages is just to make them uncomfortable! The sunni state is sometimes building 2 mosques in the same Alevi village but there are no sunnis living there! Also sunni state is putting sound systems to play sunni ezan in the Alevi villages which don't have mosques! And sunnis made Genocides to Alevis so quess how Alevis are feeling it is like building a nazi center in a Jewish town and playing the nazi songs 5 times a day!
The sunni state is oppressing Alevi villages by governors or by government officers. Sunni state is not serving Alevi villages water lines, schools, roads, health facilities are just other ways to oppress Alevis more. The sunni state is not building the roads or water lines or just building it cheaply and when it needs fixing state never fixes it. The sunni state don't want Alevis to be happy.
Hace Bektas is a Dai (Alevi Leader) who is very important for Alevis. He is a philosopher who used to write the basics of the Declaration of Human Rights centuries ago which is still a part of our religion. His town is holly for Alevis. The AKP government shoot down the electricity of the water pumps in this town! Hacibektas Town can not pay the electricity bill because the municipality is nearly having no money from the government. Every year millions of people are visiting this town and paying to the government for the tickets to enter the Hacibektas Cemevi! Alevis have to pay to enter their house and this money is not even used for Alevis!
More than 20 years there is no crime in Hacibektas town although sometimes more than half million people are sleeping in the streets during the festival. So the jail is closed since 1995! And sunni state is punishing this town can you believe that! What kind of a state do that! Crime is very low in the Alevi community because of the Alevi lifestyle!
Also the researchers asked to Alevis to compare their situation with 5 years ago, most of them told that the apartheid is becoming more and more strict and the situation is really awful for Alevis. (No need to make a research everyone knows that Alevis are oppressed more day by day in Turkey)
Also Diyanet (the religion ministry) is using billions of dollars just for sunni religion. The budget of Diyanet minister is more than 8 of other ministers! Alevis give tax but take nothing except torture, assassinations, mass murders, insults...
9 of the every 10 Alevis told that there is religion discrimination against Alevis and religion based discrimination is very common in Turkey
3 of the every 4 Alevi told that he/she was discriminated more than once in a year.
Alevis are also telling that they are facing with gender discrimination, discrimination for being handicapped, for their sexual preferences, for their ethnicity, for their age,
4 of the every 5 Alevi told that plural discrimination is very common in Turkey which means discrimination is done by groups and in public.
9 of the every 10 Alevis told that they witnessed discrimination of other Alevis in the last 1 year.
Alevis also told that they don't care about the ethnicity or the life style or the religion of their neighbors and don't feel disturbed from being neighbors with them. Roman, Christian, Jewish , Handicapped, homosexual neighbors or neighbors from different ethnicity is okay for Alevis. ( there were several researches which pointed that half of the citizens in Turkey don't want to have Christian or Jewish (non-Muslim) neighbors. ) The sunni and Alevi citizens are different like back and white.
Also according to research the percentage of Alevis who have friends from other ethnicities or other religions (non-muslim) or homosexual friends or Roman friends is very above the Turkey's general percentage. That is because of Alevism if you just search Alevism you will see that it is impossible for an Alevi to make discrimination against other people.
Also between 2002 and 2007 anti-Alevist islamo-fascist AKP government built 3555 sunni mosques! But there were only 179 Alevi Cemevis (Churchs) at the time! Now there are 85,000 mosques in Turkey a mosque for every 210 sunni! European Union and USA is just ignoring this fascism 25 million Alevi is living in a nazi camp!
Erdogan is telling that he is proud of ''Ebu Suud'' who ordered and committed genocide to Alevis during his rallies!
I can confirm all of these and more so Alevis don't want to live with sunnis...